Flora of Gibraltar website

The Gibraltar Botanic Gardens together with GONHS launched an online ‘Flora of Gibraltar’ project yesterday.

The project is the culmination of years of work by the GONHS Botanical Section and technical staff at the botanic gardens and production of the website has taken two years.

This is the first attempt to provide an identification guide to the entire native and naturalised vascular and bryophyte flora of Gibraltar.   The website provides information on the identification, distribution and ecology of all of the plants of Gibraltar, including maps and photographs for all plant species identified from the Rock. 

 

The project is the natural successor to ‘The Flowers of Gibraltar’, a book authored by Leslie Linares, Arthur Harper and John Cortes and published in 1996.  However, the online nature of the current project means that it can include more species, images and information, and can continue to be updated with information as further understanding is gained of Gibraltar’s flora.  The website is an educational resource of considerable potential that can be used by the public, schools and students at the University of Gibraltar.  It is a scientific tool but is also user-friendly and expertise in botany is not required for its use.

 

The website can be accessed at http://floraofgibraltar.myspecies.info/

 

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